Thursday, October 13, 2011

Elyse Love ~ 30 Weeks

Seriously...our precious baby girl is going to be here in less than 10 weeks! 10 weeks! I can't even believe that we're nearing the 60 day mark! I've gotta get busy on my to-do list!


Total Weight Gain/Loss: I feel like I'm still right on track with where my new doctor wants me to be. Any change in weight seems to be going all to my tummy which is exactly where I want it! My goal is to stick to the 1 pound per week average for the rest of the time!

Gender: Our precious baby girl...Elyse Ann!

Movement: There are certainly times when she's not moving, but I notice her more & more! The other night Hubby & I were laying on the couch and he was able to see AND feel her acrobatics! We may have a gymnast on our hands!

Sleep: Sleep has been my struggle this week. I feel like I sleep soundly for 4-5 hours and then the rest of the night is much more restless. I even tried breaking out the Snoogle again last night, but that wasn't helping either. Thankfully I did sleep until my alarm went off this morning!

What I miss: Probably just the ease at which I USED to be able to do things. Even our nightly walks have been shortened a few times because I'm just worn out at the end of the day. I'd like to say that I will start getting up and walking the mornings but that's most likely just not going to happen! It seems almost any large amounts of movement (going from laying down to standing, or getting in & out of the car, or bending over to pick something up out of the floor) results in a little bit of a sigh & groan...I really think that Hubby thinks I'm dying, but those are just normal sounds for me right now! ha!

Cravings: At this point I'm assuming that I will go through this pregnancy with NO cravings-which is totally fine by me. I have had a desire for something sweet most nights and most nights I'm a good girl and can take care of that with some fruit or a cup of Yoplait light...however, there are some nights (like last night) when the ice cream (no sugar added) creeps in or when we share a DQ blizzard! I figure sharing is so much better than eating a full one for myself! ha!

Symptoms: The back pain at the end of the day is pretty much a regular occurrence. Normally if I just lay down and rest for awhile I feel much better. I also thought that my cankles where here to stay, but they've gone down again. It seems that my left ankle seems to stay a little more swollen than my right...but at least I can see my ankle bones!

Maternity Clothes: Everything! ha! Or at least something that has the ability to stretch A LOT!!! The dress I'm wearing in this weeks picture is non-maternity as are the leggings...but that's just because the material was loose and flowing to begin with. I can also wear my non-maternity leggings below my belly and those seem to still fit pretty well. My choices of clothing are definitely becoming fewer & fewer but I still feel pretty good with my options!

Best Moment this week: It's been a fabulous week! I've noticed how much less stressed I feel now that the doctor situation has been taken care of! We had more maternity pictures taken on Tuesday & I can't wait to see them...I've been given a sneak peek and they are going to all be beautiful. We also had the rest of the nursery furniture delivered so now it's really time to get started on the nursery!

Baby To-Do List: I might have had a minor freak-out moment last night as I sat in the nursery with Hubby & discussed all the details for the nursery that need to be taken care of; however, as my mom reminded me this morning "Lauren, she has a bed & a sheet on the mattress...everything else is just minor!" And she is so right. I did sit down and make a list so I'm hoping to start knocking out some of those things this weekend. It's mainly just picking out the accessories for her nursery, but even that is a hard decision. I want her room to be little girly but not baby!

And finally, the belly pic...which I know you've all been waiting for!


Meg {henninglove} said...

yay!! she will be here sooner than you know it. you look beautiful lauren!

The Presutti's said...

SOOO happy for you!!!! You look stunning! Can't wait to meet this sweet sweet baby!

Amanda said...

wow! less than 10 weeks! i'm so excited for you. you look beautiful!

Angela of "Grahangela" said...

Your baby bump is so cute!

~ Angela

Casa Cannon said...

still look great of course! I can't believe it's 30 weeks already!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

You look great! :) wow she'll be here so soon! :)